12: YP Perspective – Politics + Working Towards Change

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William Timmons joins us for an Uphill Conversation on his journey as a prosecutor, entrepreneur, and South Carolina State Senator. At 33 years of age, he is committed to fixing what’s broken in Columbia, SC.

Show Notes:

  • William’s entrepreneurial endeavors: Swamp Rabbit Crossfit + Soul Yoga
  • William’s journey to become a Senator at 32 years old
  • Frustrated by inaction in the Senate, William decided to run for office to try and fix it – “Everything I do in my life, I go all in.”
  • Shocked by the ineffectiveness of the legislation in South Carolina
  • Desire to discuss issues that are most important and relevant – those that affect to peoples’ lives
  • Issues in Washington can impact peoples’ lives – freedom and safety
  • Problem is that the loudest voices are heard and often repeated
  • Need to stop thinking in terms of right and left, but need to think about how we move the country forward
  • Benefits of having a self-funded campaign – ability to do what he thinks is the right thing without conflict of interest
  • Surprising moments in his first year as Senator: how people have forgotten the difference between right and wrong
  • Stay grounded by remembering why you’re doing what you’re doing and that it’s for the right reasons
  • Make better use of your time by creating processes that streamline your life – proximity
  • Remember to slow down and be intentional in how you live your life

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Guest Bio – William Timmons is a Republican State Senator who works as an attorney and entrepreneur in Greenville. William previously served as a prosecutor in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s office. He currently owns and operates Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, Soul Yoga, and Timmons & Company. While in the Senate, William focuses his time on economic development, ethics reform, and term limits. Learn more at votetimmons.com. 

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11: YP Perspective – Serving Others to Discover Yourself

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Chris Cloud joins us for a conversation on how he made a significant change – moving to Nepal in his early 30s – to serve others and shift the trajectory of his life. In his journey, he not only discovered his purpose, but also met his life partner and so much more.
Show Notes: 
  • Chris’s journey from tech to business development to non-profit service
  • What motivated Chris to move back to his birthplace of Nepal
  • Mentoring youth through fitness and getting active
  • How colliding events in your life can shift your perspective on what’s truly important
  • Life is a juggling act – some balls are rubber, some are glass
  • Utilizing a coach to set yourself up for success and stay accountable
  • Building community and fellowship
  • If you go with an open heart and mind to serve, it’s amazing what opens up for you
  • Being pushed, stretched and needed can lead you to realize previously undiscovered strengths
  • The problem with abundance of options – especially for millennials
  • Importance of being decisive and strong in your decisions
  • “Nobody ever built anything who was afraid to make decisions and stick with those. A decision you make today, doesn’t mean you are locked in forever.”
  • Only decision makers can call on other others to make decisions
  • Wealth means so much more than money – start with the end in mind and work backwards.
  • Difference between your vocation/calling versus your job/career

Guest Bio:

Chris Cloud is an entrepreneur who has been living and running a non-profit with his wife in Nepal over the past few years. He is passionate about helping companies and individuals identify their perceived growth ceiling, and punch through that ceiling. He is co-founder of a startup in Greenville, SC, which is building a dashboard for management teams to set up and run more effective leadership team meetings. He holds a degree in business administration, but counts his 12+ years of starting or serving in a series of fast-growing startups as his real entrepreneurial education! On a good day, you’ll find Chris running up a mountain or snowboarding down one. You can connect with him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ccloud/
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10: Develop Your Emotional Strength + Capacity

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In this episode of UCYP, Tim and Megan discuss emotional intelligence (EQ), what it means to be emotionally strong, and how to expand emotional capacity.

Show Notes: 

  • EQ and responding v. reacting
  • Tips on how to deal with conflict and challenges using EQ
  • Emotional capacity is your ability to manage your emotions
  • Your relationships with others may determine your level of comfort, intensity and tendency to be reactionary
  • A person’s need for control can be an impediment to growing in EQ
  • Emotionally strong people:
    • Are proactive in dealing with their emotions
    • Do not waste time feeling sorry for themselves
    • Do not allow others to control their relationships
    • Do not waste energy on things they cannot control
  • You can’t moan and lead at the same time
  • Focus on the things you can control: attitude, time, priorities, passion, potential, calling
  • Reactive v. Creative – it’s important to think differently in how we approach challenges and conflict
  • The importance for young professionals to build emotional intelligence, strength and their emotional capacity

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